Friday, September 19, 2014

Charles W Morgan

Mystic, CT

Recently I happened to be at Mystic Seaport just around sunset.  I was able to take a number of pictures during the golden hour around the Seaport.  Normally I'm looking up at all the tall masts of the ships displayed there, but looking down here, I was able to catch this reflection of the Charles W Morgan, the subject of many previous posts this summer.  I'm sharing this with Weekend Reflections where you'll find fascinating reflections from all over the world.  Enjoy this last weekend of summer.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Big Bugs

Heritage Museum and Gardens
Sandwich, MA

Currently on display at the Heritage Museum and Gardens are a number of sculptures by artist David Rogers of bugs.  Each is made of natural materials, either wood that has been found dead, or harvested sustainably.  They all looked quite at home in the gardens, although a little large.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

1916 Brewster

Sandwich, MA

Allow me one final photo from the J K Lilly Auto Museum.  Although I had heard about many of the autos on display in this museum,  I had never heard of a Brewster until I saw this auto.  Brewster & Co made custom coaches, for the wealthy.  This particular auto has not undergone any restoration and looks remarkably well considering it's close to 100 years old.  They really knew how to make coaches back in those days.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

1909 White Steam Car Model M

Sandwich, MA

This was one of two steam powered autos on display at the J K Lilly Museum, the other being the classic Stanley Steamer.  This White Steam Car was once owned by President William Howard Taft. 

Monday, September 15, 2014

1915 Stutz Bearcat

Sandwich, MA

I could look at these classic cars all day.  This car is often associated with Roaring '20's and although much more expensive that other US autos of the day, it was less expensive to the European sports cars of the era.  I like the monocle style windscreen.  It can hardly be called a windshield. 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

1932 Auburn Boattail Speedster

Sandwich, MA

This was one beautiful automobile.  Apparently it was the high performance sports car of its day, and a favorite of Hollywood stars and playboys.  I don't think I've ever seen an Auburn before.  Notice the third head light here, which appears to be able to be moved.  

The car gets it name from the sleek, art-deco style rear end shown here.

If you look closely at the tail lights, you can see the word "Stop".  How cool is that?